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AP Report on Bottled Water: Not Good. Does distilled water leach minerals from our bodies?
No, in fact, just the opposite has been found to occur in cellular research studies. It is a mistaken belief that drinking pure distilled water reduces valuable minerals from living human tissues. ORGANIC MINERALS VS. INORGANIC MINERALS There are two types of minerals, organic and inorganic. Human physiology has a biological affinity for organic minerals. Most minerals for body functions are absorbed from dietary plant foods. A growing plant converts the inorganic minerals from the soils to a useful organic mineral. When an organic mineral (from a plant food) enters the stomach it attaches itself to a specific protein-molecule (a process called chelation) in order to be absorbed, and then it gains access to the tissue sites where it is needed. Once a plant mineral is absorbed within the body, it is utilized as a coenzyme for composing body fluids, forming blood and bone cells, and the maintaining of healthy nerve transmission.(Balch & Balch 1990) Without a healthy organic mineral balance inside and outside the cells of muscle, blood, and bone substructures, the body will began to spasm, twitch and cramp, eventually deteriorating to a full "rigor complex", and/or complete failure. Minerals can be likened to the key to your car: it is a small component, but nevertheless an essential one. And a small amount of inorganic minerals are needed(like sodium), but food is still the best source. INORGANIC MINERALS FROM TAPWATER ARE "BAD NEWS". Tap water presents a variety of inorganic minerals which our body has difficulty absorbing. Their presence is suspect in a wide array of degenerative diseases, such as hardening of the arteries, arthritis, kidney stones, gall stones, glaucoma, cataracts, hearing loss, emphysema, diabetes, and obesity. The minerals available, especially in "hard" tapwater, are poorly absorbed, or rejected by cellular tissue sites, and, if not evacuated, their presence may cause arterial obstruction, and internal damage.(Dennison 1993, Muehling 1994, Banik 1989) ORGANIC MINERALS ARE PREFERRED It is no wonder that the body prefers the richest source of minerals, from organic foods, instead of the hard-to-absorb minerals in tap water. Even if human tissue suddenly developed the ability to absorb inorganic minerals from tap water, it would take an enormous amount of tapwater to supply the bare minimal mineral quantities for proper life functions. If(for example) the ample inorganic mineral content of the tap water in Reno, Nevada were modified so that it would convert the daily Calcium requirement(RDA) from its inorganic calcium solutes, one would have to drink 7.4 gallons of their tap water. DISTILLED WATER ACTUALLY ENHANCES MINERAL ABSORPTION RATES Yes, and this is correllated to the ability of hard water to conduct electricity. Distilled Water will not conduct electricity(even when 2 parts per million inorganic minerals or less are present). Water with 5 parts inorganic content per million parts water(or more) will conduct electricity, completing a simple
Garden City. Cleveland. etc. Top of this Page NutriTeam Home and Product Order Page .) are removed from tapwater.. Pure Water Inc. If inorganic minerals (and other substances like chlorine.. Lincoln. REFERENCES Muehling EC. 1994:142. Reprint Form 6300.. Does drinking distilled water leach minerals from the body? No. Louisiana.. Neb. "The Choice Is Clear. National Testing Laboratories Inc. Banik AE. NY. tapwater. reverse-osmosis filtered water. and carbon-block filtered water(when tested) will conduct electricity. heavy metals. Balch JF.. "Your Drinking Water-How Good Is It?". Neb.. the result is improved absorption of all nutrients.1993. The higher the inorganic content is in a per million count. Click Here for Shopping Cart See Countertop Distiller Ready for a larger countertop unit that works automatically? Click here. PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING. Avery Publishing Co. the less effectively water transmits organic minerals to tissue sites." 2cd Ed. Tapwater in the USA has been shown to contain 19 "inorganic metals of concern"(1994 Safe Water Drinking Act). Lincoln. Dennison C. New York.(Colgan 1993) REPEAT THE QUESTION PLEASE. OPTIMUM SPORTS NUTRITION. Ohio. Advanced Research Press. "Why I Drink Distilled Water".1994:21. and improved elimination of wastes at the cellular level. NY. quite the opposite." ACRES USA. including minerals. Pure Water Inc. 1993:23-24. 1990:17.(Tone 1994) Most American tapwater tested falls between the ranges of 350 parts per million to over 1000 parts per million total contaminants. for which maximum contaminant levels have been set.. by converting it into pure distilled water. "Pure Water Now: Its Time For Action.. substantiating that these are not the best carriers for mineral-transport and mineral-absorption(Muehling 1994). 1989:37. Compare Distillation with other Methods. Metaire. Balch PA. Bottled water.. Tone J. bacteria. Colgan M. Want to know about water quality issues in your area? Click here for excellent Purdue University survey of available documents for all of USA.circuit and lighting a tester bulb.
'' Lautenberg said. Frank Lautenberg.about 12. D-N. while often little is known of the content. but now there's no way for consumers to tell the difference. ``Bottled water is essentially regulated on the honor system in most states. an environmental group says. the environmental advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council found that a third of the tested brands contained bacteria or other chemicals exceeding the industry's own guidelines or the most stringent state purity standards.'' .4 billion gallons of bottled water annually . The report was being released today as Sen. The International Bottled Water Association said the NRDC was “trying to scare consumers” with its report.03:02 AM ET 03/30/99 Some Bottled Water Said Not Pure By H.. In a four-year test of 103 brands of bottled water. ”he said. But bottled water in some cases may not be any purer or bacteria-free than water coming from your tap. But Olson noted that bottled water companies market their products for their purity and health benefits as compared to tap water. The industry group noted that the report acknowledges that most of the water the NRDC tested was “of good quality” and contained no detectable bacteria or chemicals of concern. Americans drink an estimated 3. It's sold as mineral water. “For the past 37 years there have been no confirmed reports in the U.S. one of authors of the NRDC report. spring water or distilled water.'' the association said in a statement.'' Eric Olson. according to the industry. or just plain tap water that has gone through additional filtration.and the numbers have been increasing nearly 10 percent a year. ”Just because water comes from a bottle doesn't mean it's any cleaner or safer than what comes from the tap. The study being released today acknowledged that most bottled water ``is of good quality'' but that industry is left largely to self monitoring because of weak federal and state enforcement.7 gallons per person . JOSEF HEBERT= Associated Press Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) It's advertised as pure and healthy and every year is in greater demand. “There may be bottled water that's cleaner than tap water and some that's dirtier. ``Unlike tap water suppliers.J. said. of illness or disease linked to bottled water. bottlers need not disclose to consumers known contaminants in their products. planned to introduce legislation that would require stricter labeling requirements on the bottled water industry and that the product meet the same standards for bacterial and chemical contamination as tap water.
The study suggested a penny-a-bottle fee on bottled water to pay for tighter regulation. Compare Distillation with other Methods. nitrates or other inorganic contaminants. the NRDC study said. with many states dedicating few if any people to bottled water regulation. PO Box 71. Top of this Page Countertop Distiller Ready for a larger unit that works automatically? Click here. .About one in five samples contained industrial chemicals.S. or both. and it may contain some fecal coliform. VT 05766 toll-free U. testing and enforcement. . Bottled water. . and enforcement is often lacking. There are no federal mandatory standards.Nearly one in four samples (22 percent) contained levels of cancer-causing synthetic compounds such as arsenic that exceeded the California limit. In both cases the levels generally were below state or federal standards.One-third of the samples exceeded the California standard or the industry's own purity guidelines. they said. which is the most stringent. While bottled water is regulated as a food by the Food and Drug Administration. . Top of this Page NutriTeam Home and Product Order Page Water Distillers Distributed by: NutriTeam. Texas and the District of Columbia. and some samples contained arsenic. Illinois. Ripton.The NRDC tested more than 1. has no requirement to be disinfected or tested for parasites.000 samples of 103 types of bottled water purchased in California. New York. is required to be tested less frequently for bacteria and chemical contaminants.Nearly one in five samples (17 percent) contained levels of bacteria higher than the voluntary industry guidelines. Florida. the NRDC study said it is subject to weaker standards when it comes to a wide range of contaminants than ordinary tap water which comes under the Environmental Protection Agency. 815 377-2198(fax) All rights reserved. for a chemical or bacterial contaminant. It found: .: 1 800 785-9791 1 802 388-0661 . Inc.
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